The Coastal Challenge 2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - Sunday, February 18, 2018
Rainforest Run Quepos to Drake Bay San JoseSan JoseCosta Rica  06611
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - Sunday, February 18, 2018
Rainforest Run Quepos to Drake Bay San JoseSan JoseCosta Rica  06611
Expedition Run - 230k Stage Race - Expedition Run - late registration starts Oct 1
Adventure Run - 140k stage race - Adventure Run - late registration starts Oct 1
Adventure-6 days - Companion Program
Tent Rental Option - - Tent Rental. Share. Price per person. For individuals or groups. Placed three to a tent in 5 person tent.
Tent Rental Option - - Private Tent Rental. No sharing. For couples or individuals. Price per tent.
Deposit - $950 for any category. - Individual Age group/open
Staged Payment - 2nd payment 850.00 - Individual Age group/open
Staged Payment - Final payment $ 825.00 - Individual Age group/open
TEAM EXPEDITION OR ADVENTURE. PRICE PER PERSON - Group-registration team Age group/open
Balance for Early Registrations - Individual Age group/open

About This Activity

  • The Coastal Challenge

    The course is set along Costa Rica's tropical Pacific coastline but weaves at times into the Talamancas, a coastal mountain range in the Southwest corner of the country. You’ll finish near the border of Panama in a serene fishing village that until recently was only accessible by boat. Although simple in concept, the race will prove to be extremely difficult in terms of distance, terrain and the tropical climate. The heat and sun will take their toll and you may be severely tested at times. All that said, if you enjoy long distance running or multi-sport competitions, the Coastal Challenge will prove to be a tremendously unique and rewarding running achievement.

    It's the diversity you will find astounding!

    Jungle and rainforest trails, mountain trail and single track across ridgelines, highlands and coastal ranges; pristine beaches, rocky outcroppings and reefs, river valleys, river and estuary crossings. It ends in Corcovado National Park, one of the premier rainforest experiences in the world, as well as a Unesco World Heritage site. It really defies description!

    Total course elevation gain of more than 34,000 feet.

    Costa Rica 6 days 6 stages 225km (155 miles) - 130k short course option


While embracing the spirit of adventure, discovery and camaraderie, The Coastal Challenge will afford you the opportunity to compete at your highest level against an international field in one of the longest, toughest and most memorable running events you will ever experience.

Our events bring together a community of like-minded runners, travelers, and adventure seekers, providing an opportunity to create life-long memories and lasting friendships one challenging adventure at a time.

For nearly a decade we have welcomed runners who embrace new challenges, tough terrain and a deeper connection with new cultures while on a journey of discovery.

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